Hanoi turns off the lights during Earth Hour 2017

Sunday, 2017-03-26 14:57:08
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The main event "Joining hands to turn off the lights during Earth Hour 2017" took place at August Revolution Square in Hanoi on March 25. (Credit: NDO)
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NDO – In response to the Earth Hour Campaign 2017, a turning off the lights ceremony with the message "Lights off to turn on the future" was held on the evening of March 25 at the August Revolution Square in Hanoi organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Hanoi People's Committee.

This year, more than 170 countries and territories around the world participated in the event by turning off lights and other unnecessary electrical appliances over 60 minutes, from 8:30 pm to 21:30 pm.

Youth and volunteers participating at the event.

Delegates initiate the one-hour of lights off.

Participants hold glow-sticks powered by solar batteries.

A performance in response to the Earth Hour 2017.

The initiative to turn off lights on the last Saturday of March began in 2007 in Australia, as a move to call for actions to stop the warming of the Earth.

On many streets of the capital city, lights were turned off during the Earth Hour.

A local store turns off the lights in response to Earth Hour.

Father and daughter capture a beautiful moment during the Earth Hour 2017.

Children painting statues with flashlights on Hanoi’s walking streets.

The main event aimed to call on people to turn off the lights for one hour.